As crazy as it may seem, the National Enquirer may have finally gotten something wrong about Tiger Woods. Of course, the National Enquirer can simply dismiss their published mistake as having used an unreliable source, but its exclusive story of Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel getting married once his divorce with Elin Nordegren was finalized turned out to be not so true. That is, according to TMZ’s sources. In fact, TMZ’s “sources close to Rachel” told them that, although there were no plans for a marriage, Woods’ lawyers did recently contact Uchitel’s people.
According to TMZ’s sources, Tiger Woods and company wanted to ensure that the money they had reportedly given Rachel Uchitel ($10 million) to keep silent about her and Woods’ affair was still in safe-keeping. It seems that the Woods camp was a bit worried about Rachel Uchitel signing up for a stint on the reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and what she might say. Terms of the alleged deal require Uchitel to not speak about Tiger Woods, or else forfeit the money.
TMZ’s sources also noted that Uchitel and Woods haven’t been in contact with each other for months. They confirmed that, despite the National Enquirer‘s source’s story saying otherwise, there were no marriage plans in the future for Uchitel and she was not pregnant with Tiger Woods’ child (apparently just another rumor circulating).
TMZ’s sources at “Celebrity Rehab” told them that Uchitel never mentioned Tiger Woods.
The marriage story became big news when the Enquirer published an article in their current issue describing Elin Nordegren’s rage over the thought of her children being around the woman many see as starting the entire Tiger Woods mistress scandal. The article also noted how Rachel Uchitel was supposed to marry Woods once the divorce was finalized, and how Uchitel had calmed the golfer’s worries about her appearance on “Celebrity Rehab.”
So whose sources are more accurate, TMZ’s or the National Enquirer‘s? It is difficult to tell. The Enquirer has had a decent run with getting accurate information about Tiger Woods and several others in the past couple years. In fact, it was the Enquirer that broke the story of Rachel Uchitel’s tryst with Woods in Australia that seems to have precipitated subsequent events that left Woods in a car wreck, in a mistress scandal, in sex rehab, in a “break” from golf, and in a divorce. Uchitel, unlike most others claiming to be mistresses of Woods, initially said that there was no affair, but, when confronted with text messages as proof, refused to talk about the relationship. Her current silence, according to TMZ, is bound by a $10-million contract.
The TMZ post does not disprove the National Enquirer‘s article. It simply contradicts it.
Rachel Uchitel and Tiger Woods aren’t talking, so…